NatureBox hires new execs as it preps for expansion

Subscription-based e-retailer NatureBox announced the appointments of two new executives to its leadership team as the company continues to expand the at-your-door delivery services of healthy snacks. 

Carrie Kalinowski, former VP of finance and corporate controller for Silver Spring Networks, will become CFO, and Michael Thompson, who led North American operations at Bare Escentuals, will become chief supply chain officer at the growing company.

As CFO, Kalinowski will oversee all financial operations such as corporate finance, accounting, tax and treasury. She has 20 years of financial experience and a notable professional history of scaling efficient and effective high-growth organizations, according to a company statement. At Silver Spring Networks Kalinowski assisted the company's worldwide expansion, leading it through a successful S1 and IPO process that rounded off into its public offering in 2013. Kalinowski has also held positions at Bookham Technology, Ignis Optics and the Walt Disney Company.

As Chief Supply Chain Officer, Thompson will oversee all operations, including supply chain strategy and execution, customer service, fulfillment, transportation and inventory management. He will also play an important role in the management of the company's new 40,000 sq. ft. operations hub in Indiana designed to serve East Coast consumers. Thompson spent eight years at Bare Escentuals, where he built the company's supply chain infrastructure and transitioned the company from third-party fulfillment into a 400,000 sq. ft. company-operated fulfillment center.

The new executive appointments follow three other recent prominent hires, including those of Kathryn Flouton as VP of product sourcing and innovation, Scott Lee as VP of marketing and David Lee as VP of engineering.

The executive reconfiguration comes at a time when the company is growing rapidly. Nature Box will receive $18 million in Series B funding and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing food brands in the U.S., having grown by 2,000 percent since its launch in 2012 with expansion into Canada, new service options such as one-time purchases and 100 different snack items to choose from. Press Release